As part of the regular dialogue, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone call with President of France Emmanuel Macron.
The heads of state discussed the new wave of missile terror by Russia and the security situation on the frontline.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for decisive action by the international community in response to the terrorist attacks of the Russian Federation. The President of Ukraine noted the urgency of creating an air shield over our country to protect critical infrastructure and civilians from Russian missile attacks. The parties discussed France's further military support for Ukraine, including the provision of air defense systems.
Particular attention was paid to the issues of food security and the situation with the implementation of the grain initiative after Russia's unilateral withdrawal from it.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy assured that Ukraine is ready to continue participating in the implementation of grain agreements together with the UN and Türkiye.
"Continuation of the initiative is critically necessary. It is an important element of global food security," the Ukrainian Head of State emphasized.
The parties also exchanged views regarding the situation at the Zaporizhzhia NPP and the ongoing nuclear blackmail by the Russian Federation. Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized that Russian accusations against Ukraine of allegedly preparing to use a "dirty bomb" are another element of nuclear blackmail on the part of Russia. He said that at the invitation of the Ukrainian side, IAEA experts visited peaceful objects in Ukraine and had the opportunity to convince themselves that the accusations of the Russian Federation were unsubstantiated.
Special attention was paid to the involvement of France in the reconstruction of our country, in particular in the restoration of energy infrastructure facilities damaged as a result of recent Russian attacks. The heads of state agreed to hold in Paris in December, in coordination with international partners, a conference on the recovery of Ukraine, which will be preceded by a separate event aimed at mobilizing French companies to support our state.